10 U.S. Cities with the Most Bike Commuters

Getting to work on two wheels is most popular in these big U.S. cities

Despite the fact that cycling is the fastest growing form of commuting in the U.S., there aren’t very many bike commuters, relatively speaking. If you happen to commute by bike, you’re still in the minority, but the numbers are steadily rising. According to the most recent report released by The League of American Bicyclists, bike commuting has grown 62 percent nationwide between the years 2000 and 2013, which is the most recent available data.

The report, which relies on data from the U.S. Census, also states that there were a total of 882,198 bike commuters in 2013. It’s clear to see that there’s been growth, bike share programs, bike education and better bike infrastructure have certainly helped those numbers grow, but the numbers still aren’t great across the states.

In these 10 big cities, though, bike commuters have a significant presence.

#10 Philadelphia, Pa.

In Philadelphia, 2.3 percent of the total population (1,553,165 people) identify as bike commuters.
Total Bike Commuters: 35,723
Growth of Bike Commuting from 2000 to 2013: 162.8%

#9 Honolulu, Hawaii

In Honolulu, 2.4 percent of the total population (347,907) identify as bike commuters.
Total Bike Commuters: 8,350
Growth of Bike Commuting from 2000 to 2013: 91.8%

#8 Oakland, Calif.

In Oakland, 3 percent of the total population (406,228) identify as bike commuters.
Total Bike Commuters: 12,187
Growth of Bike Commuting from 2000 to 2013: 142.7%

#7 Tucson, Ariz.

In Tucson, 3.4 percent of the total population (526,141) identify as bike commuters.
Total Bike Commuters: 17,889
Growth of Bike Commuting from 2000 to 2013: 52.5%

#6 Seattle, Wash.

In Seattle, 3.5 percent of the total population (652,429) identify as bike commuters.
Total Bike Commuters: 22,835
Growth of Bike Commuting from 2000 to 2013: 84.8%

#5 New Orleans, La.

In New Orleans, 3.6 percent of the total population (378,715) identify as bike commuters.
Total Bike Commuters: 13,634
Growth of Bike Commuting from 2000 to 2013: 208.7%

#4 Minneapolis, Minn.

In Minneapolis, 3.7 percent of the total population (400,079) identify as bike commuters.
Total Bike Commuters: 14,803
Growth of Bike Commuting from 2000 to 2013: 97.2%

#3 San Francisco, Calif.

In San Francisco, 3.8 percent of the total population (837,442) identify as bike commuters.
Total Bike Commuters: 31,823
Growth of Bike Commuting from 2000 to 2013: 93.9%

#2 Washington, D.C.

In Washington D.C., 4.5 percent of the total population (649,495) identify as bike commuters.
Total Bike Commuters: 29,227
Growth of Bike Commuting from 2000 to 2013: 290.3%

#1 Portland, Ore.

In Portland, 5.9 percent of the total population (611,134) identify as bike commuters.
Total Bike Commuters: 36,057
Growth of Bike Commuting from 2000 to 2013: 234%

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